- Notes on Contributors
Dezsö Gurka is part of a research team at the University of Pecs, where the current topic of investigation is “The philosophy of subjectivity and the modernization of society.” His research interests are in the history and philosophy of science (Imre Lakatos) and the history of philosophy, specifically in the sciences during the Romantic period, Schelling’s philosophy of nature and its Hungarian relations, contact with the Gottingen tradition, and Kant’s philosophy.
András Máté is associate professor and chair of the Department of Logic at Eotvos University, Budapest, and secretary of the philosophy committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has published extensively, including three textbooks on logic, several translations from English, German, and Russian into Hungarian; he translated much of Frege’s works, the Kneales’ The Development of Logic, and Tarski’s “Der Wahrheitsbegriff in den formalisierten Sprachen.” His research interests include the history of logic, philosophy of mathematics, semantic ideas in Plato’s dialogues, and logical problems in natural language semantics.
Olga Kiss is a cofounder of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, and is junior associate professor and vice-chair of the department of philosophy at Budapest Corvinus University (formerly Budapest University of Economics). Her philosophical interests are in paradigms, heuristics, and problem solving, together with information competences, understanding, interpretation, and cross-paradigmatic communication. Her most important philosophy publications in English are: “Mathematical Heuristics—Lakatos and Polya,” in Appraising Lakatos: Mathematics, [End Page 385] Methodology and the Man, and “Meaningful Mistakes,” in the book she coedited, Hermeneutics and Science.
Stefania Ruzsits Jha is a research fellow at the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science, completing her investigation of Eugene Wigner’s claim that his epistemology of quantum physics was influenced by Michael Polanyi’s epistemology of tacit knowing. Previously she was research associate at Harvard University’s Philosophy of Education Research Center, where she participated in research projects for the Mandel Institute of Jerusalem. Her research interests are in scientific innovation and the philosophy of mind in the context of history of science. Jha is the author of Reconsidering Michael Polanyi’s Philosophy (2002) and published papers on topics including medical epistemology and the cognitive process in mentoring.
Martin Schönfeld is associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida. His publications include The Philosophy of the Young Kant: the Precritical Project, the entry on Christian Wolff in the 2nd edition of The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and articles on “Kant’s Early Dynamics” and “Kant’s Early Cosmology” for the Oxford Companion to Kant. He also edited an issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy on Kant and Confucianism. His research interests are in Kant, Comparative Thought, including Chinese Philosophy, and Environmental Philosophy.
Sue Donnelly is the Archivist for the Lakatos Archives at the London School of Economics and Political Science.